Press Releases

Local home care owner Mitch Waks will present at the National Association for Home Care and Hospice 2014 Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona. Waks, who is also a Certified Senior Advisor, is presenting, "How to Monetize Your Business through Home Care Partnerships, M&A, and Valuation". Co-presenters include Managing Director Stephen Zielinski, CVA, CMAP,  and Principal and Senior Managing Director Joe Golden, CPA, both of The McLean Group of St. Louis, MO. Waks has lead Cooperative Home Care through three successful mergers and acquisitions since 2011. "Cooperative Home Care has continued to grow in a challenging health care climate through both internal development and external partnerships, mergers and acquisitions," says Waks. "I am pleased to share information to help fellow providers experience similar success. We are in this together."

KristyAnn Pfister,, Cooperative Home Care, 314-772-8585,


Corporations are consistently under pressure to become more profitable while being more cost effective. These challenges often impact the culture of an organization and individuals within the organization, which can suffer loss of productivity through poor communication, lack of direction, and strained personal relationships. To inspire the best productivity from employees and to positively impact an organization's culture, we must first invest in our people to reach individual success. Our curriculum significantly impacts business results. The program focuses on the individual's mindset and core beliefs to create positive change. With an award-winning curriculum transforming business and corporate climate, we offer a a comprehensive 12-month curriculum and step-by-step guide. Our program has been honored with the 2014 Leadership 500 Excellence Award, the prestigious Telly Award in the Educational Category and the Learning!100 Media Group 2012 Award for best-in-class learning and development programs. Individuals to work at their own pace through three stages: * Departure * Decision * Action. For more information please contact, Kelly Planzo 314-764-5364. 

Kelly Planzo,, Leadership In Life, 314-764-5364


Join Older Adult Community Action Program (OACAP) for a seminar on consumer protection from frauds and scams conducted by the Missouri Attorney General's Office on October 22nd at Crown Center for Senior Living, 8350 Delcrest. Tom Durkin, Public Education Director, will be speaking to the group from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. For further information or to RSVP, email OACAP is a program of the National Council of Jewish Women-St. Louis Section. All members of OACAP, NCJW-STL, and the general public are invited. Light refreshments will be served. About the National Council of Jewish Women - St. Louis Section. NCJW is a volunteer-driven organization of 5,000 members and supporters throughout the state. At the forefront of social change for over 120 years, NCJW members are pioneers in addressing social issues and protecting the rights of women, children and families. We are inspired by Jewish values to give back and work for tikkun olam (repairing the world) and justice for all.

Alyssa Shyken,, National Council of Jewish Women, 314-993-5181,


On Wednesday, November 5th at 10:30 a.m, enjoy The Missouri Cameo Club perform and watch your spirits soar. Celebrate the beginning of the holiday season with these talented, energetic women, all 60 years plus and competitors in Ms. Senior America competitions. Held at the  E. Desmond Lee Auditorium  at the Missouri History Museum in Forest Park. Admission is free. Doors Open at 10:00 a.m., performance from  10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Handicapped accessible For more information, email

Lynn Hamilton,, Maturity And Its Muse, 314-420-1444,


A handheld shower will provide you with an exhilarating bath. Let us install one for you. Add a Rain Shower to the handheld and you will never want to leave the shower. Installation of a Comfort Height Toilet will make using the toilet a lot easier on your knees and back. Call us for a quote at 314-389-9197. Free estimates. 

Gleisha Winfield,, Gooden & Daughter Plumbing, 314-389-9197


Snavely Financial Firm, a Chartered Financial Consultant serving the senior market in the greater St. Louis area with offices in South St. Louis County and St. Peters, MO., has added Medicare Supplement and Advantage Plans to their portfolio to provide additional advice and guidance to protect and promote people's financial health. 

Craig Snavely,, Snavely Financial Group, 314-729-9000


LeadingAge Missouri has launched the Missouri Senior Information Consultant™ program to link seniors and caregivers with available resources. The program is funded in part through the generosity and partnership of Bethesda Health Group, Inc. and a grant from The Herbert and Adrian Woods Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee. A Missouri Senior Information Consultant™ will offer complimentary consultations and support to seniors or their caregivers, answer questions, assess needs, and provide useful information to help them navigate a complex system of available resources. Consultants are trained and certified by LeadingAge Missouri. This certification program creates a consistent and comprehensive statewide system for dispensing information. Consultants are trained as disseminators of senior information, not senior care managers. LeadingAge Missouri is a statewide association representing senior care providers through advocacy, information and education. Contact Denise Clemonds for more information, by phone at 573-635-6244 or email her at   

Denise  Clemonds,, Missouri Senior Information Consultant™, 573-635-6244,


Mary Miller, NP Joins Home Doctors Medical Group, LLC Home Doctors Medical Group (HDMG) is excited to announce the new addition of Mary Miller as Family Nurse Practitioner in their University City office located at 8147 Delmar Blvd Suites 208/211. This office covers the greater St. Louis area, with plans to expand to Jefferson and St. Charles Counties. HDMG is becoming one of the leaders in house call medicine and specialists in geriatric and wound care. Our professional and caring staff is comprised of medical doctors and nurse practitioners who are accompanied by medical assistants that become a second set of eyes and ears to ensure that all medical needs are being met. Prior to joining Home Doctors Medical Group, Mary Miller worked as a Family Nurse Practitioner for Visiting Physicians Association. Miller earned her Family Nurse Practitioner degree from St. Louis University. She also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Webster University in St. Louis and an Associate's degree in Nursing from Forest Park College in St. Louis. Miller is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. For more information, call 314-721-9999.

Tamera Javier,, Home Doctors Medical Group, LLC, 314-314-721-9999

Gene Study May Improve Thyroid Ca Management (CME/CE)
10/26/2014 12:04:00 PM Geriatrics
(MedPage Today) -- Common thyroid cancers more complex than once thought. View More...
Researcher: Study How Genes Work Together
10/23/2014 7:30:00 AM Geriatrics
(MedPage Today) -- "Traits don't exist in silos," says Jennifer Below, PhD. View More...
Embryonic Stem Cell Tx Bolsters Vision
10/14/2014 3:30:00 PM Geriatrics
(MedPage Today) -- Findings spur optimism not celebration. View More...
Morning Break: Pink Money, Drug Prices, Bittersweet Ending
10/10/2014 6:45:00 AM Geriatrics
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff. View More...
Aphrodisiac Aids Genetic Type 2 Diabetes
10/9/2014 7:34:08 AM Geriatrics
(MedPage Today) -- About 4% of diabetes patients may benefit from yohimbine. View More...
Giving Gluten Early Didn't Cut Celiac Disease Risk
10/2/2014 9:30:00 AM Geriatrics
(MedPage Today) -- An attempt to induce gluten tolerance in high-risk babies failed. View More...
Exercise and Diabetes: Calculating Risk
9/30/2014 11:00:44 AM Geriatrics
(MedPage Today) -- Genes trump gyms when calculating diabetes risk. View More...
Work in Progress: Causes for Systemic JIA (CME/CE)
9/29/2014 12:04:57 PM Geriatrics
(MedPage Today) -- Is systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis autoimmune, autoinflammatory, or both? View More...
Tweet of the Week: Paleo, Vegan, or Neither?
9/19/2014 11:00:00 AM Geriatrics
(MedPage Today) -- Welcome to another edition of the MedPage Today Tweet of the Week! Every Friday, the editorial team highlights its favorite 140-character contribution from the healthcare twittersphere. View More...
Mutation Explains 10% of Diabetes in Greenland (CME/CE)
9/18/2014 8:58:48 AM Geriatrics
VIENNA (MedPage Today) -- A nonsense mutation in the Inuit population of Denmark has been tied to an increased risk of insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes, Danish researchers reported here. View More...
New Inflammatory Diseases Seen (CME/CE)
9/16/2014 1:58:01 PM Geriatrics
(MedPage Today) -- Two previously unrecognized autoinflammatory syndromes characterized by periodic fevers and other systemic symptoms have been linked with mutations in the NLRC4 gene. View More...
Morning Break: Fat Shaming, Brainless, 9/11 Cancers
9/12/2014 6:45:00 AM Geriatrics
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff. View More...
Morning Break: Feds Say No to Obamacare Info Request
8/20/2014 6:48:33 AM Geriatrics
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff. View More...
Two Genes Add to Breast Cancer Risk (CME/CE)
8/6/2014 3:29:17 PM Geriatrics
(MedPage Today) -- Breast cancer risk increased by five to nine times in women who had mutations in a gene related to BRCA2, one group of investigators reported, while another implicated the multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 tumor-suppressor gene in the disease. View More...
Morning Break: Xtreme Calories, Ebola Worsens
8/1/2014 6:45:00 AM Geriatrics
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff. View More...
Employment News


Full time Case Manager and Outreach Specialist needed to assist patients and families dealing with ALS. Case Managers provide disease education, community resources, and options to reduce disabling effects of disease. MSW, CRC, or Medical Discipline with licensure and valid driver's license and reliable transportation. Complete application at and send application and resume to

Sandra Sullivan, Ssullivan@alsastl.orgThe ALS Association St. Louis,



Four Fountains/ARCH Rehab looking for qualified RN's to join our team. We have Day and Night positions available. In addition we have a position open for an RN to join our management team in the Quality Assurance and Wound Care position. To apply, please visit and apply online.

Amy Merritt,, Four Fountains/ARCH, 618-277-7700,



Administrator sought at Mother of Perpetual Help Residence. Missouri Nursing Home Administrator's license or 6 months to obtain and two to three years experience required. 

Allan Standberry,, Cardinal Ritter Senior Services, 314-918-2254,



Debra K. Schuster & Associates seeks an administrative assistant for our client-focused elder and disability law firm. This position is often the first contact for clients and families so we are looking for a person with excellent interpersonal communication skills, a positive personality, is a self-starter and has compassion and patience. Being able to multi-task and be organized and detail-oriented is a must. We are a family-friendly, dynamic environment that works as a team and offers opportunity for growth within the firm. Candidates must have bachelor's or associate's degree and we would like, but do not require, prior experience in the legal field. We use a practice management software program to enter all client information, calls, emails, documents, etc., so proficiency with computers is required. Interested applicants should email a resume, cover letter and three recent employment references to Lisa O'Dell at

Debra  Schuster,, Debra K. Schuster & Associates, 314-991-2602,

Social Security
Social Security Benefits to Rise Slightly Again
10/22/2014 9:00:00 PM By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Social Security
Social Security recipients will get benefit increases averaging $20 a month in January, the third straight year of historically small increases. View More...
Securing Social Security
10/1/2014 9:00:00 PM By GAIL COLLINS Social Security
Is that anti-baby-boomer sentiment that’s popping up in Senate debates and congressional races around the country? View More...
To Win Back Older Voters, Democrats Talk Up Social Security
9/20/2014 9:00:00 PM By JACKIE CALMES Social Security
Looking to voters 65 and older who have been the party’s weak spot and who reliably turn out in midterm elections. View More...
Plea Deal for Ex-Police Officer in Huge Disability Scheme
9/12/2014 9:00:00 PM By JAMES C. McKINLEY Jr Social Security
In return for a reduced sentence, John Minerva, a retired New York City police officer, agreed to testify against former colleagues. View More...
Ex-Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Playing Role in a Disability Fraud Scheme
8/27/2014 9:00:00 PM By JAMES C. McKINLEY Jr Social Security
Prosecutors said Joseph Esposito was one of four men who helped scores of police officers, firefighters and other New York City workers bilk the government out of more than $27 million. View More...
America’s Hidden Credit Card Bill
7/31/2014 9:00:00 PM By LAURENCE J. KOTLIKOFF Social Security
The federal government should have to report all its liabilities, like Social Security — not just the official debts. View More...
Gains Seen for Medicare, but Social Security Holds Steady
7/28/2014 9:00:00 PM By ROBERT PEAR Social Security
Medicare is now projected to run out of money in 2030, four years longer than predicted last year, thanks to a slowdown in health care spending tied to the new health law, according to the government’s annual report on the financial health of... View More...
The Fiscal Fizzle
7/20/2014 9:00:00 PM By PAUL KRUGMAN Social Security
The deficit scolds are still going at it, even though the whole panic turned out to be a false alarm. View More...
A Guide to Changes in Federal Benefits for Same-Sex Couples
7/2/2014 9:00:00 PM By TARA SIEGEL BERNARD Social Security
Regulatory changes announced by the Obama administration last week extend more benefits to same-sex couples, but they vary by state. Here’s a rundown. View More...
Social Security Agency Cuts Services as Demand Grows, Senate Report Says
6/17/2014 9:00:00 PM By ROBERT PEAR Social Security
The findings, to be issued Wednesday, say that the agency had closed more than two dozen field offices in the past year, usually without consultation with managers or beneficiaries. View More...

Are your parents in need of your assistance? Are you concerned that you don't know how to offer help without offending them? Diane Keefe, Geriatric Care Manager/Educator, is offering the New Caregiver Tool Kit Workshop at Flex Women's Gym, 13645 Big Bend at Dougherty Ferry from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  Cost is $15 and participants receive the "Blueprint for Care" workbook which helps them to collect the sensitive information they need to care for someone through end of life. To sign up, go to or email

Diane Keefe,, Caring for Parents Together LLC, 314-484-8623,



Chronic Disease Self Management Program: Living a Healthy Life When You Have a Chronic Condition. A free, six-week workshop for adults and their loved ones living with a chronic disease including arthritis, diabetes, lung and heart disease. The program is facilitated by health professionals who have a chronic disease themselves. The workshop will be held at Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital's Medical Office Building One, Suite G-06. The workshop will be from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. every Thursday from October 16 to November 20. Participants should plan on attending all six classes. Topics include: Dealing with frustration, fatigue, pain, depression. Exercise. Appropriate use of medications. Communicating effectively. Evaluating new treatments. This is an evidence-based program developed at Stanford University Patient Education Research Center. This program is facilitated and sponsored by the Saint Louis County Department of Health and Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital. Each workshop participant receives the book, "Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions" and a meditation CD. Light snacks served. Pre-registration required. Call 314-542-WEST (9378) or 800-392-0936, or register online at

Kelly Pahl,, Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, 314-341-6264,



The Continuum of Care Marketing Association presents the "3rd Annual Fisk Memorial Marketing Conference" from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel. Focusing on the theme "Marketing with Moxy...Tapping into you." Free CEUs for social workers and licensed nursing home administrators. Great speakers, continental breakfast and dinner. Register today at

Bonnie Solomon,, Brentmoor, 314-369-0462,



Association on Aging with Developmental Disabilities (AADD) 14th Annual Trivia Spooktacular, 7:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at the Richmond Heights Community Center, 8001 Dale Ave., Richmond Heights, MO. There will be raffle, silent auction and best costume prizes; reserve your table of 8 for $200. Send checks payable to AADD, 2385 Hampton Ave., Ste 110, St. Louis, MO 63139. Please contact us if you need more information: 314-647-8100 or  We hope to see you at this fun and lively fundraiser that benefits those who are aging with developmental disabilities.

Ruthie Rochman,, Association on Aging with Developmental Disabilities, 314-647-8100



The Greater St. Louis Hospice Organization Bereavement Coordinators present a grief conference on the topic of "The Masculine Side of Grief: A Conversation for Men and Women". This event is being hosted by Mercy Hospital at the Von Gontard Conference Center at 615 S. New Ballas Road. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the program will last from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. with a light breakfast provided. RSVPs are required. Contact Leslie Peasel at 314-373-7025 or by October 17th, space is limited. 

Sarah Layton,, Greater St. Louis Hospice Organization, 314-373-7025



Fall Community Crafts & Fabulous Finds Sale. It's a craft fair, yard sale and farmers market rolled into one-a great place to start your holiday shopping.  8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m at The Bridge at Florissant, 1101 Garden Plaza Drive, Florissant, MO 63031. 

Venus Martz,, The Bridge at Florissant, 314-831-0988,



Cardinal Ritter Senior Services invites the community to attend its annual Senior Resource Fair from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Lally Room on the Cardinal Ritter Campus, 7601 Watson Road, Shrewsbury, MO 63119. Area seniors will have the opportunity to receive flu shots and free health screenings as well as interact with local businesses and service providers of interest. Light refreshments will be served and there will be exciting door prizes and giveaways. In addition, attendees will have a chance to tour the senior living communities and programs on the Cardinal Ritter Campus. To attend, please RSVP to Stacy at 314-447-6282.

Stacy Muehlher,, Cardinal Ritter Senior Services, 314-447-6282



One Stop Shop to Stand Strong on Fall Prevention to be held from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Main Campus of the Health Department at 6121 North Hanley, Room 1067. Free screenings on balance, orthostatic blood pressure, vision, hearing information, medication reviews, arthritis and other health information. A collaborative effort with St. Louis County Health Department, Oasis, Mid East Area Agency on Aging, Washington Unviersity, St. Louis University, and BJC Health Care. Please call 314-862-4850 Ext. 24 to register for this free event. 

Linda Hiette,, St. Louis County Health Department, 314-615-0506,



Lunch and Learn: How to Identify Items of Value in Your Home. 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Legacy Appraisals, 7526 Big Bend Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63119.  Join us for a light lunch and fun and lively discussion on how to identify items of possible value and how to get the most money for your art, antiques and jewelry. Maria Gianino, International Society of Appraisers Accredited Member will lead the discussion. This event is free but please RSVP early as seating is limited. RSVP to 314-412-6098 or

Maria Gianino,, Legacy Appraisals, 314-412-6098,



Senior Services Plus Fall Health Fair, 8:30 a.m to 12:30 p.m. at 2603 North Rodgers Avenue, Alton, IL. Over 50 vendors will be on site offering resources for senior citizens and those caring for seniors. This fair is offered through a partnership with the Older Adults Health Council. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 618-465-3298 ext. 100 or visit

Kimberly Campbell,, Senior Services Plus, 618-465-3298,



Pick up 1.5 hours of free CEU credits by attending a this free seminar on "Basic Estate Planning & Elder Law" for social workers, caregivers, discharge planners and others. Held at Garden Villas of O'Fallon, 7092 South Outer Road 364, O'Fallon, MO 63368, sponsored by The Beck Elder-Law Firm. Doors open at 7:30 a.m.; seminar starts at 8:00 a.m. Please RSVP to 636-240-5560. Complimentary breakfast will be served. We expect the event to fill up fast so make your reservations today! This course will provide attendees an above average level of understanding of the role of legal documents in caring for the elderly. 

Vicki Durney,, The Beck Elder-Law Firm, 636-946-7899,



Alzheimer's Association Educational Event "Living with Alzheimer's" takes place from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Staenberg Family Complex (Creve Coeur) Arts & Education Building, 2 Millstone Campus Dr., St. Louis, MO 63146  Designed for caregivers of individuals with moderate Alzheimer's disease, topics include understanding symptoms and care needs, realizing relationship changes, learning ways to maximize safety, preparation for emergencies and learning how to get respite care. Effective strategies will also be discussed regarding personal care and managing challenging behaviors. Co-sponsored by The J and Alzheimer's Association. Free. Limited space, reservations requested. RSVP to Susan Kaplansky, 314-442-3148,

Elaine Most,, Adult Day Center at the J, 314-442-3261



Presentation by David Seitzer with Project Veteran Aid from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 pm. at The Villages of St. Peters, 5400 Executive Centre Parkway, St. Peters, MO 63376. Please RSVP to Lori Guilliams at 314-471-3757.

Lori Guilliams,, The Villages of St. Peters, 314-471-3757,



"Light Up The Night For Hospice" Glow Run.  7:00 p.m. $25 entry fee; $10 for children under 12. Mr. Koolz - Marion, IL.

Christine Litteken,, Hospice of Southern Illinois, 618-235-1703,



Get Moving, Get Cooking, Get Healthy. Thinking about starting on a healthier path, but not sure where to begin? This energetic, all-inclusive 3-day/2-night adults-only program can get you moving in the right direction! Enjoy preparing healthy snacks like smoothies, hummus, and baking nutritious bread while learning about the health benefits of different foods in your diet. Who said that getting healthy can't be fun? You and your friends will get active through nature hikes, dancing, archery, yoga, and more. Need some time to relax? Take a tour at a local winery, play a leisurely round of mini-golf, or just take in the gorgeous view while lounging on the Trout Lodge waterfront. Experience a new way of thinking about food and exercise and get moving to YMCA Trout Lodge for this all natural, adults-only program.

Monica Garcia,, YMCA Trout Lodge, 573-438-2154,



Grace Hill Health Centers' Cancer Awareness Fair. From 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at two locations: 4414 N. Florissant Avenue and at 1717 Biddle. Health screenings, mammography appointments, breast cancer awareness, prostate information, chronic disease education, mental health information, community resources, Mary Kay Beauty consultant, St. Louis Community Credit Union, Trio Education Center, St. Louis Department of Health. For more information contact Angela at 314-814-8745.

Yvonne Buhlinger,, Grace Hill Health Centers, Inc., 314-814-8507,



Free Consumer Guide to PrePlanning Lunch & Learn at 12:00 p.m. at Baue Funeral and Memorial Center, 3950 West Clay Street, St. Charles, MO 63301.

Allyson Malek,, Baue Funeral Homes, 636-947-0622,



Looking on the Bright Side: Joy, Peace and Lots of Laughter. Laugh out loud as you learn to find humor in everyday life while playing some of the games you loved as a kid. Have a wonderful, fun time while learning about music, singing and gaining insight into Ozark humor and heritage. Explore Trout Lodge while hiking and riding on a pontoon boat while you celebrate life and immerse yourself in the healing power of laughter.

Monica Garcia,, YMCA Trout Lodge, 573-438-2154,



Mascoutah Senior Center Annual Wine & Cheese Party Fundraiser from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 227 N. Market, Mascoutah, Illinois. A special Angels and Appliances Silent Auction will feature items perfect for holiday gifts. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. For more information or tickets call 618-566-8758.

Sandra Hakanson,, Mascoutah Senior Services Program, 618-566-8758,



Join us for Sip, Savor and Shop for a Cause at the Brentmoor Retirement Community, 8600 Delmar Blvd., from 4:00 p.m. to  6:00 p.m. Sip our libations, savor our fabulous appetizer buffet and get started early on your holiday shopping with proceeds to a number of charities. Invite friends and colleagues. RSVP to Jackie at 314-994-2142. 

Bonnie Solomon,, Brentmoor Retirement Community, 314-369-0462,



Creve Coeur Assisted Living and Memory Care and Mercy Hospital and Mercy Rehabilitation Center invite you to an interactive seminar on fall prevention from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Creve Coeur Information Center, 713 N. New Ballas Road, Creve Coeur, MO 63141. RSVP 314-997-4532. 

Maureen Magrath,, Creve Coeur Assisted Living, 314-997-4532,



The Fourth Annual Care & Conquer Alzheimer's Education Series is the region's premier education event for people affected by Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, providing the latest information on early detection and diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease, as well as resources and support for caregivers. The Care & Conquer Education Series will consist of six seminars beginning in Cape Girardeau on Nov. 6; in St. Charles on Nov. 8;  Fairview Heights on Nov. 11; St. Louis Hilton Frontenac on Nov. 13; Christian Northeast Hospital on Nov. 15 and in Rolla on Nov. 18. Pre-registration is required. Registration for each seminar is $10 per person (includes materials, light snacks, resources and keynote presentations) and can be completed online, at or by calling 800-272-3900. 

Lindy Noel,, Alzheimer's Association St. Louis Chapter, 800-272-3900,



Workshop presented by ElderCareAdvisors on how to apply for Veterans benefits in independent living and other options to pay for long term care. Held from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Crestview Senior Living, 8660 Grant Road in Crestwood, MO 63123. Everyone welcome. Please RSVP to 636-395-0877.

Deirdre Cechin,, ElderCareAdvisors, 636-441-8780,



The Kirkwood-Des Peres Area Chamber of Commerce will host the 4th Annual Happy Holidays Boutique from noon to 7:00 p.m. with over 100 vendors. This event is free and open to the public. Holiday Inn SW Route 66, 10709 Watson Road. Call 314-821-6600 for directions. Shop for jewelry, books, spa and skincare items, handmade items, kitchenware, purses, embroidery, bakery items, women's clothing and accessories, linens, candles, gourmet food items, home décor, and much more. Ladies Happy Hour specials feature free drinks and gifts for first 100 attendees after 4:00 p.m. Extra Bonus: Gift for first 200 attendees starting at noon.

Gina March,, Kirkwood-Des Peres Area Chamber of Commerce, 314-821-4161,



Celebrate Veterans Day at the STL Village with a USO Canteen Party from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 pm at the Mahler Ballroom, 4915 Washington Avenue, St. Louis, MO. Live music by Second Generation Swing, cash bar, light refreshments, 50/50 raffle. Tickets $25, purchase online at or by phone at 314-802-0275. 

Madeline Franklin,, STL Village, 314-802-0275,



Let's Get Crafty for the Holidays! Calling all crafters! Join us for a creative, all-inclusive 3-day/2-night adults-only program, specifically designed to unleash your inner artist. Both men and women are invited to participate in art projects of their choice including woodworking, ceramics, jewelry making, fabric crafts, and more. In addition, you and your friends can enjoy many outdoor activities like archery, mini-golf, line dancing, a winery tour, and a campfire. Get out and get inspired as you mingle with other art hobbyists all within the relaxing and beautiful Ozark landscape at YMCA Trout Lodge.

Monica Garcia,, YMCA Trout Lodge, 573-438-2154,



Your Life as a Canvas. Bring out your artistic side as you create watercolor masterpieces, perform sketch book journaling and make ceramics. Also enjoy an evening of wine tasting and take a trip to the St. Louis Art Museum.

Monica Garcia,, YMCA Trout Lodge, 573-438-2154,



Workshop presented by ElderCareAdvisors on how to apply for Veterans benefits in independent living and other options to pay for long term care. Held from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at The Hallmark Creve Coeur, One New Ballas Place, Creve Coeur, MO 63146. Everyone welcome. Please RSVP to 636-395-0877.

Deirdre Cechin,, ElderCareAdvisors, 636-441-8780,



Join us for the 20th Anniversary of the Caregiver Awards Luncheon on Thursday, December 4, 2014 at the St. Louis Marriott West, 660 Maryville Centre Drive, St. Louis. Almost 600 are expected to join us to honor exceptional caregivers in long-term care settings including home care agencies, hospice providers, adult day programs and from more than 300 skilled nursing, assisted living and residential care communities throughout Greater St. Louis and northeast Missouri. Tickets are $60 and tables are $600 and can be purchased online at For questions, call 314-918-8222.

Mary Lynn Donovan,, VOYCE, 314-918-8222,



Re-imagining Your Life Now Workshop. Are you in mid-life and ready for a change? Is there something inside of you that's asking for more... something new or different... but you're not sure what that something might be? Do you want to make a change in your work or are you considering a new life direction? Re-imagining Your Life Now workshop participants are considering new pathways in the second half of life. If you're one of those people considering going back to school or looking for an encore career and feeling confused, I invite you to the Re-inspired workshop to be with people in a similar place. People tell me, in every workshop, that having the group support is very empowering. Whatever is calling you forward, this workshop is about clarifying your unique talents, skills, interests and values to create next steps towards creating your ideal life. Held on three consecutive Saturdays, October 25, November 1 and November 8, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at St Louis Community College, Meramec Campus. To register, call 314-984-7777.

Carol Watkins,, Carol Watkins Coaching, 314-346-5937,



Seniors nearing age 65 or retiring soon who have questions about Medicare and Medicare insurance options are invited to a community meeting at Vista Grande, 3300 Mid Rivers Mall Dr., St Peters, MO 63376 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. every Tuesday. Call to register or to schedule a one-on-one consultation.

Sherri Beach,, 636-236-5010


Stressed girls at high risk of depression 'may age faster'
10/30/2014 7:00:00 AM Aging Research
Researchers found that girls at high risk of depression have shorter telomeres - a sign of biological aging - and increased hormone responses to stress than those at low risk. View More...
Older brains benefit from all types of exercise
10/30/2014 3:00:00 AM Aging Research
All physical activity benefits the brain. This is the main message of a new study that compared the effects of different kinds of exercise on cognition in older adults. View More...
Aortic valve replacement appears safe, effective in very elderly patients
10/30/2014 2:00:00 AM Aging Research
Aortic valve replacement (AVR) can safely be used to treat severe aortic stenosis in patients age 90 years and older and is associated with a low risk of operative stroke and mortality, according... View More...
To reap the brain benefits of physical activity, just get moving!
10/30/2014 2:00:00 AM Aging Research
Everyone knows that exercise makes you feel more mentally alert at any age. But do you need to follow a specific training program to improve your cognitive function? View More...
Risk of poor outcomes in elderly patients predicted by new frailty test
10/30/2014 1:00:00 AM Aging Research
A simplified frailty index created by surgeons at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Mich. View More...
Putting a price tag on informal caregiving for the elderly in the US
10/30/2014 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
Cost of informal caregiving for US elderly is $522 billion annually, according to a new RAND Corporation study. View More...
'Milk consumption may increase risk of fractures, overall mortality'
10/29/2014 1:00:00 AM Aging Research
Researchers in Sweden claim that a higher consumption of milk is not associated with a lower risk of fractures and may instead be linked with a higher rate of mortality. View More...
Making mistakes while learning is better for memory
10/29/2014 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
Making mistakes while learning can benefit memory and lead to the correct answer, but only if the guesses are close-but-no-cigar, according to new research findings from Baycrest Health Sciences. View More...
Palliative care would benefit many older trauma patients
10/29/2014 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
Half of older adults who sustain injuries severe enough that they could die in the hospital or become unable to function independently are not asked in the intensive care unit (ICU) if they wish to... View More...
Traumatic brain injury in older adults linked to increased dementia risk
10/28/2014 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
Researchers suggest that moderate to severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) sustained at age 55 or over may increase dementia risk, as could mild TBI at age 65 or over. View More...
Shortcomings in the management of elderly patients with myelodysplastic syndromes highlighted - UK
10/27/2014 2:00:00 AM Aging Research
A new Call to Action, has been launched by the MDS UK Patient Support Group and Leukaemia CARE with support from Celgene, reveals that elderly patients in the UK with a rare form of blood cancer... View More...
Cocoa flavanols associated with improved memory in seniors
10/27/2014 1:00:00 AM Aging Research
Naturally occurring flavanols in cocoa improved the memory of healthy adults aged 50-69, according to a new study by researchers from Columbia University Medical Center. View More...
Walnut-enriched diet slows Alzheimer's progression in mice
10/26/2014 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
A new study found a walnut-enriched diet fed to mice with Alzheimer's improved their learning skills, memory, anxiety and motor coordination. View More...
Cause of aging remains elusive
10/26/2014 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
A report by Chinese researchers in the journal Nature a few months ago was a small sensation: they appeared to have found the cause for why organisms age. View More...
Bogus recycling bins help identify drinking patterns among low-income seniors
10/25/2014 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
Substance abuse is the fastest growing health concern for older adults, a segment of the population that is likewise rapidly increasing. View More...
A rich vocabulary can protect against cognitive impairment
10/24/2014 1:00:00 AM Aging Research
Some people suffer incipient dementia as they get older. To make up for this loss, the brain's cognitive reserve is put to the test. View More...
Unsteady on your feet? Little touches could make all the difference
10/24/2014 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
When a toddler takes their first steps we observe an uncertain sway in their walking. View More...
Progression of age-related macular degeneration in 1 eye then other eye
10/23/2014 1:00:00 PM Aging Research
Having age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in one eye was associated with an increased incidence of AMD and accelerated progression of the debilitating disease in the other eye. View More...
Light alcohol consumption linked to better memory
10/23/2014 7:00:00 AM Aging Research
Good news for individuals over 60 years old who partake in a little drinking: light alcohol consumption later in life is linked to better episodic memory. View More...
Elderly people fear family falls short in ethnic minority communities
10/23/2014 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
Older people from Pakistani and Bangladeshi communities in England fear changes in cultural attitudes will leave them without the family care they expect to rely on in their twilight years, a new... View More...
Subliminal positive messages 'have physical benefits for the elderly'
10/22/2014 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
In a novel intervention using subliminal messages, Yale researchers have demonstrated that positive age stereotypes can boost both psychological and physical function in seniors. View More...
Researchers find why depression and ageing linked to increased disease risk
10/21/2014 2:00:00 AM Aging Research
Psychological stress and stress-related psychiatric disorders are associated with increased risk for aging-related diseases, but the molecular mechanisms underlying this relation are unknown. View More...
Many older people have mutations linked to leukemia, lymphoma in their blood cells
10/21/2014 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
At least 2 percent of people over age 40 and 5 percent of people over 70 have mutations linked to leukemia and lymphoma in their blood cells, according to new research at Washington University... View More...
Older adults satisfied with aging more likely to seek health screenings
10/20/2014 1:00:00 AM Aging Research
Adults over 50 who feel comfortable about aging are more proactive in getting preventive health care services, a new University of Michigan study found. View More...
Many older adults still homebound after 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake
10/17/2014 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
A new study, published online in the journal Age and Ageing today, shows that the homebound status of adults over the age of 65 in the aftermath of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake is still a... View More...
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New blankets are needed to provide holiday gifts for older adult consumers of Bi-Lingual International Assistant Services. Blankets (and/or cash donations) may be brought to the December 2nd Breakthrough Coalition meeting, or to the agency's office at 1329 Macklind Ave., St.Louis, MO 63110 through December 22. Agency staff also will arrange pick-up for quantity donations. Please contact Ellen Sherman at 314-645-7800 or by email at

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Volunteers are the heart of hospice. Share yourself and make a difference; become a hospice volunteer. Share your passion, time and talent. At Optum Palliative and Hospice Care we are dedicated to compassionate care at the end of life when families need it most. As a valuable part of the Optum team, volunteers provide companionship, caregiver support, administrative assistance, bereavement support and more. Interviews are now being scheduled. Contact Karen Riley, Volunteer Coordinator at 314-592-3670 or email

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Any physical activity is good for brain health
10/30/2014 3:30:03 AM Big News Network

Exercise boosts brain health and researchers have now found that the elderly and sedentary who cannot think of hitting the gym for physical activity may improve their brain health by doing any ...  View More...
Japans vast public pension fund says to double stock investment
10/31/2014 8:18:56 AM Big News Network

<br>(10-31 17:23) <br>Japan's public pension fund -- the world's biggest -- said Friday it will double the amount of equities in its investment portfolio, as it seeks higher ...  View More...
Japans huge pension fund to boost share purchases
10/31/2014 8:18:44 AM Big News Network

TOKYO (AP) -- Japan's $1.1 trillion public pension fund on Friday approved a plan to double its holdings of shares and cut back sharply on bonds to help improve investment returns and meet its ...  View More...
Economist sees link between BoJ pension fund move
10/31/2014 8:15:46 AM Big News Network

to reduce its allocation to bonds, an economist said. "You could say that the BoJ is financing the GPIF's transition to a more risky asset portfolio," said Raymond Van Der Putten, an ...  View More...
Can your mental attitude reverse the effects of aging
10/31/2014 8:12:15 AM Big News Network

In studies over four decades, Harvard psychology professor Ellen Langer showed that mental attitude can reverse the effects of again and improve physical health. Now she wants to test the theory on ...  View More...
Dayton microbrewery to release bourbon barrel aged beer
10/31/2014 7:41:00 AM Big News Network

Warped Wing Brewing Co. teamed up with the knowledgeable and well connected Joe Head and Tim Fry of Century Bar to get bourbon barrels from Angels Envy Distillery in Louisville to age a new imperial ...  View More...
Baby Boomers say they arent moving out of their homes
10/30/2014 11:18:48 PM Big News Network

Instead of flocking to sunny beach havens or downsizing to a condo in the city during their retirement years, a majority of Baby Boomers say they're just going to stay put in their old ...  View More...
2 new formulas added to Chanel’s anti-aging line
10/30/2014 11:15:58 PM Big News Network

CHANEL Le Lift Serum <br>Chanel's Le Lift anti-aging cream, introduced in 2013, has two new formulas. <br> <br>The first three creams are joined by two new formulas: S?rum and ...  View More...
Stockton bankruptcy ruling preserves city pensions
10/30/2014 11:12:23 PM Big News Network

Stockton's bankruptcy plan slashes city spending, cuts salaries and eliminates jobs - but preserves worker pensions. Above, downtown Stockton after ...  View More...
Japans Massive Pension Fund To Buy More Stocks Reports
10/30/2014 11:12:04 PM Big News Network

LOS ANGELES – Japan was set to announce greater stock allocations for its giant public-pension fund Friday, reports said, with the news helping boost shares. The Government Pension Investment ...  View More...
Good Samaritans tackle suspect who tried to steal elderly womans purse
10/30/2014 11:10:59 PM Big News Network

Kendrick Taylor was walking Wednesday afternoon near the Winn-Dixie supermarket on University Boulevard near Goldenrod when he saw a man trying to steal a 76-year-old woman's purse in the ...  View More...
Art Cafe Nostalgia in Pacific Guardian Center closing
10/30/2014 11:08:46 PM Big News Network

Art Cafe Nostalgia, which opened at the Pacific Guardian Center in Downtown Honolulu in September 2013, is closing within the next two weeks, owner Gina Son says. <br> <br> ...  View More...
Great-West Financial creates Empower brand for retirement products
10/30/2014 11:02:20 PM Big News Network

The renaming of Great-West Financial's retirement services arm to Empower comes on the heels of the Greenwood Village company's acquisition of J.P. Morgan Retirement Plan Services.Announced ...  View More...
The countrys two biggest retirement services firms are now run by Boston CEOs
10/30/2014 8:23:00 PM Big News Network

Ed Murphy is currently president of Great-West Financial's retirement services business. He'll report to Great-West Financial CEO Bob Reynolds, who is based in Boston. The two biggest ...  View More...
Informal Care for Older Americans Tops $500B Annually Study Finds
10/30/2014 2:53:51 PM Big News Network

<br> <br> THURSDAY, Oct. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Each year, people across the United States spend an estimated 30 billion hours caring for older relatives and friends, which costs ...  View More...
Ray Allen enjoying retirement not decided on return to NBA yet
10/30/2014 2:43:59 PM Big News Network

He’s golfing with the president . He’s relaxing a little. <br>He has a job waiting if he wants it. Allen has plenty of suitors but is in no rush to return to the NBA. <br>The ...  View More...
Britains Small Businesses Face Pensions Disaster
10/30/2014 2:37:49 PM Big News Network

<br>I've been a financial journalist for more than 20 years: I've written for most of the national newspapers in the UK (plus a host of magazines and web sites) on topics related to ...  View More...
British war veterans deprived of long-term support – MPs
10/30/2014 2:30:25 PM Big News Network

War British veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan are deprived of long-term help, particularly with mental health problems, post-traumatic stress (PTSD), and war pensions and compensation ...  View More...
Harnessing the potential of pension fund capital
10/30/2014 2:16:32 PM Big News Network

Getting pension funds, foreign exchange reserves and other large pools of African capital into local economies is critical.Currently, much pension money is tied up in low- yielding but safe Western ...  View More...
Pension Funds Eliminate the Negative
10/30/2014 2:14:44 PM Big News Network

defined-benefit " pension plans, which pay retirement incomes linked to a worker's final salary. A plunge in the stock market creates a big deficit in the pension scheme and a nasty hole in ...  View More...
Lou Gehrigs disease study Renewing brains aging support cells may help neurons survive
10/30/2014 2:07:21 PM Big News Network

Lou Gehrig’s disease, also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, attacks muscle-controlling nerve cells – motor neurons – in the brain, brainstem and spinal cord. Patients ...  View More...
New way of genome editing cures hemophilia in mice may be safer than older method
10/30/2014 2:07:18 PM Big News Network

The ability to pop a working copy of a faulty gene into a patient's genome is a tantalizing goal for many clinicians treating genetic diseases. Now, researchers have devised a new way to carry ...  View More...
Quebec crews resume search at seniors home
10/30/2014 2:06:40 PM Big News Network

By F. Brinley Bruton, Staff Writer, NBC News Exhausted crews in Quebec on Saturday resumed their search through the remains of a senior home destroyed by a fire that killed 10 residents and left 22 ...  View More...
ABP reviews pensions due to improved financial position
10/30/2014 2:06:30 PM Big News Network

The average growth in wages in the Government <br>and Education sectors has caused the board of Stichting Pensioenfonds <br>ABP to adjust pensions in 2010. <br> <br>The board ...  View More...
Experts predict next European pensions market trends
10/30/2014 2:06:30 PM Big News Network

Realistically, it is unlikely that Europe <br>will see the evolution of a pan-European pensions market within the next <br>ten years, say leading pension experts in a survey by Allianz ...  View More...
Europe’s retirement provisions insufficient to serve ageing populations
10/30/2014 2:06:28 PM Big News Network

Long-term savings provisions in Europe are <br>flawed and are no longer able to meet the needs of ageing populations, <br>finds the Janus Capital European Consumer Finance Survey. ...  View More...
OECD country pension funds on the road to recovery
10/30/2014 2:06:27 PM Big News Network

Despite the first half of 2009 showing marked <br>improvements on returns for pension schemes globally compared to the huge <br>losses in 2008, structural challenges remain, reports the ...  View More...
Romanian pension funds record positive 2009 returns
10/30/2014 2:06:24 PM Big News Network

Romanian pension funds posted positive returns for the <br>first eight months of 2009, with average results of 11.31 per cent in <br>mandatory pension funds, and 10.73 per cent for ...  View More...
Pension funds add €25bn to portfolios
10/30/2014 2:06:23 PM Big News Network

Positive revaluation of investments and favourable price <br>movements of financial assets have added €25bn in value to Dutch <br>pension funds’ investment portfolios in the ...  View More...
CESR proposal of single risk measure ‘riskiest’ plan for building pension pots
10/30/2014 2:06:23 PM Big News Network

The Committee of European Securities Regulators’ <br>(CESR) proposal to compress the riskiness of an investment fund into a <br>single number will cause investors to make ...  View More...
Retirement time bomb must be addressed worldwide
10/30/2014 2:06:22 PM Big News Network

<br>paper, in which its experts draw upon practical experience consulting <br>in retirement, healthcare and workforce managements. <br> <br>The conclusions drawn from the ...  View More...
Irish government releases hotly-anticipated report recommending Pensions Board merger
10/30/2014 2:06:17 PM Big News Network

Merges between the Pensions Board and the Financial Regulator, <br>and the Pensions Ombudsman and the Financial Services Ombudsman, have <br>been recommended in the Irish ...  View More...
EC chooses Hewitt to carry out pan-European pension fund study
10/30/2014 2:06:15 PM Big News Network

The European Commission has selected Hewitt Associates <br>to conduct a feasibility study and advise on the establishment of a pan-European <br>pension fund for researchers. <br> ...  View More...
Finnish pension institution chooses Ortec solution for schemes
10/30/2014 2:06:15 PM Big News Network

The Local Government Pension Institution <br>(LGPI) has signed an agreement with Ortec Finance to license its Asset <br>Liability solution for pension plans. <br> <br>The ...  View More...
International Retirement Scheme opens to UK Limited Companies
10/30/2014 2:06:12 PM Big News Network

A new tax-efficient Pension Trust that allows UK Limited <br>Companies to provide retirement packages for their employees who have <br>responsibilities outside the UK has been launched by ...  View More...
Pension fund trustees champion Responsible Investment
10/30/2014 2:06:11 PM Big News Network

A report from UKSIF, the association which promotes Sustainable <br>Investment and Finance, indicates that Responsible Investment is growing <br>in popularity among UK corporate pension ...  View More...
Danish pension fund faces ‘extremely unsatisfactory’ 2008 returns
10/30/2014 2:06:08 PM Big News Network

Bankpension, a pension fund for employees in the Danish <br>financial sector, has reported ';extremely unsatisfactory'; <br>2008 results, with yields after tax standing at -19.7 ...  View More...
Dutch pension funds need ‘firm measures’ to return to satisfactory funding levels
10/30/2014 2:06:08 PM Big News Network

Firm measures are necessary to bring scheme funding levels <br>of Dutch pension funds up to the minimum required funding ratio of 105 <br>per cent within five years, warns De ...  View More...
Ireland granted further pension protection
10/30/2014 2:06:07 PM Big News Network

Ireland’s defined benefit (DB) pension scheme members <br>will gain further support with news that a new Pensions Insolvency Payment <br>Scheme (PIPS) is to be introduced in the ...  View More...
OECDIOPS sets out pensions recovery recommendations
10/30/2014 2:06:07 PM Big News Network

Global pension assets have dropped by over 20 per cent, <br>or $5.4trn, as a result of the financial crisis, says the Organisation <br>for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). ...  View More...
Irish private pensions ‘need support’ – IAPF
10/30/2014 2:06:04 PM Big News Network

Irish private pension provision will be destroyed if the <br>Irish Government goes ahead with a reduction in tax relief, says the Irish <br>Association of Pension Funds (IAPF). <br> ...  View More...
EU pensions prove to be robust despite downturn
10/30/2014 2:06:03 PM Big News Network

The European Union (EU) has admitted that pensions are not <br>‘immune’ from the financial crisis, but have shown themselves <br>to be ‘robust’ in comparison to ...  View More...
Dutch pension funds sell off securities
10/30/2014 2:06:03 PM Big News Network

EUR 26bn worth of securities were sold by Dutch pension <br>funds in the fourth quarter of 2008, according to figures published by <br>De Nederlandsche Bank. <br> <br>The ...  View More...
More woe for Norwegian pension funds
10/30/2014 2:06:02 PM Big News Network

Norway's Government Pension Fund lost NOK 29.6bn (€2.95bn) <br>in 2008, a massive drop attributed to the equities, according to figures <br>from Folketrygdfondet. <br> ...  View More...
No letup for Irish pension funds
10/30/2014 2:06:02 PM Big News Network

The credit crunch is not letting up on Irish pension funds, <br>with February recording further losses of 5.7 per cent. <br> <br>In January, the average fund declined by 1.9 per ...  View More...
Iceland moves to abolish public officials’ pension privileges
10/30/2014 2:06:00 PM Big News Network

In a bid to level out the playing field between Iceland’s <br>pensions for public officials and the general public, the Minister of <br>Finance has moved to abolish the Act that ...  View More...
Second Swedish Pension Fund takes huge tumble
10/30/2014 2:05:57 PM Big News Network

The Second Swedish National Pension Fund/AP2 has recorded <br>a sharp fall in its market worth for 2008, amounting to a return of -24 <br>per cent on net assets. <br> <br>The ...  View More...
Dutch tax authorities rule on landmark tax rebate for UK pension funds
10/30/2014 2:05:56 PM Big News Network

UK pension funds are set to enjoy a €100million rebate <br>from the Dutch tax authorities following a tax ruling, says the UK branch <br>of KPMG. <br> <br>The ...  View More...
Pensioners expected to live 11 months longer
10/30/2014 2:05:56 PM Big News Network

Life expectancy assumptions for funding valuations in UK <br>pension schemes have been increased by eleven months, according to Mercer’s <br>valuation survey. <br> ...  View More...
Cases mount up for Irish Pensions Ombudsman
10/30/2014 2:05:55 PM Big News Network

The Irish Pensions Ombudsman saw a forty-three per cent <br>rise in new cases compared to 2007, with the number of cases closed in <br>2008 up by ten per cent on last year. <br> ...  View More...
Global pension systems ‘tested on every level’
10/30/2014 2:05:55 PM Big News Network

show <br>that assets fell from around US$25trn to US$20trn, with the global pensions <br>balance sheet also shrinking by around 29 per cent in 2008. The financial <br>consultant ...  View More...
Norwegian pension fund reconsiders Israel investments
10/30/2014 2:05:53 PM Big News Network

Norway’s Ministry of Finance is referring to its Ethical <br>Guidelines for the Norwegian Government Pension Fund – Global following <br>the situation in Gaza. <br> ...  View More...
Polish pension funds lose almost 20
10/30/2014 2:05:52 PM Big News Network

Polish open pension funds OFE have recorded a negative rate <br>of return of 14 per cent for 2008. <br> <br>The market watchdog also said that, between January and December 2008, ...  View More...
‘Life-threatening’ pension risk must be addressed
10/30/2014 2:05:51 PM Big News Network

Survey. <br> <br>It seems that pension risk is no longer simply an inconvenience, and the <br>survey questioned 171 pension plans in 12 countries. It found that pension ...  View More...
Retirement investment concerns top employee concerns
10/30/2014 2:05:50 PM Big News Network

. <br> <br>The financial consultant questioned 1,028 human resource and finance professionals <br>representing organisations from operations in more than 100 countries <br>on ...  View More...
Reforms enhance pensions role in emerging markets
10/30/2014 2:05:49 PM Big News Network

Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and Asia have undertaken <br>far more extensive and fundamental pension reforms than those in Western <br>industrialised countries, according to a new ...  View More...
Pension funds ‘unfit to meet credit crisis’
10/30/2014 2:05:48 PM Big News Network

The credit crisis has confirmed that pension funds can no <br>longer rely on their consultants and asset managers to safely steer them <br>through uncharted waters and will need to ...  View More...
Call for new pension fund governance model
10/30/2014 2:05:48 PM Big News Network

A report has been launched following an independent review <br>of the governance principles and structures of occupational pension funds <br>which recommends that a new pension fund ...  View More...
Retirement is top concern for employers worldwide
10/30/2014 2:05:47 PM Big News Network

The changing concept of retirement and the rising cost of <br>healthcare are the top concerns around the globe for employers, according <br>to ...  View More...
Irish pension funds lose third of value
10/30/2014 2:05:45 PM Big News Network

Irish pension funds have lost a third of their value in <br>just 12 months, falling by 33.4 per cent, according to investment consultant <br>Rubicon. <br> <br>In October 2008 ...  View More...
Are international retirement plans the future for expatriates
10/30/2014 2:05:44 PM Big News Network

The number of employees on international assignments has <br>increased by almost 90 per cent over the last three years, according to ...  View More...
Pension funds must keep the faith in commodities – EXCLUSIVE
10/30/2014 2:05:42 PM Big News Network

Pension funds must continue to invest in commodities, despite <br>recent scares and turmoil across the financial sector, says veteran commodity <br>investor, Jim Rogers. <br> ...  View More...
Hurdles still hamper Pan-European pensions development
10/30/2014 2:05:40 PM Big News Network

Complex EU legislation, taxation issues and perceived lack <br>of products are among the hurdles slowing down the development of Pan-European <br>pensions arrangements, according to a ...  View More...
Construction company director faces arrest for pension scheme failings
10/30/2014 2:05:39 PM Big News Network

A construction company and its director have been charged <br>with failing to remit the contributions it deducted from the wages and <br>salaries of employees to the Construction Workers ...  View More...
Swedish pension funds sell cluster-bomb holdings
10/30/2014 2:05:38 PM Big News Network

Holdings in companies that market cluster weapons are to <br>be sold by the Second Swedish National Pension Fund (AP2) and Forsta <br>AP-fonden (AP1). <br> <br>The decisions ...  View More...
Employers crucial in handling rising pension costs
10/30/2014 2:05:37 PM Big News Network

Elderly persons will outnumber the working age population <br>in the coming years, pushing up healthcare and pension benefit costs in <br>many parts of the world, according to the World ...  View More...
Norway’s Government Pension Fund not addressing climate change
10/30/2014 2:05:37 PM Big News Network

Norway’s Government Pension Fund has neglected to <br>apply best practice in sustainable investments and is not yet fully addressing <br>the impacts of global warming, according to ...  View More...
Pension funds facing testing times in wake of Lehman Brothers collapse
10/30/2014 2:05:36 PM Big News Network

Pension funds’ risk management strategies will be <br>put to the test as the Lehman Brothers saga continues, according to financial <br>consultant Mercer. <br> <br>The ...  View More...
Belgian employers in for a retirement surprise
10/30/2014 2:05:35 PM Big News Network

Belgian employers are in for a shock when their workers <br>receive their retirement income, according to financial consultant Watson <br>Wyatt. <br> <br>While employers ...  View More...
International shift towards Defined Contribution pensions
10/30/2014 2:05:35 PM Big News Network

A series of working papers released by the International <br>Organisation of Pension Supervisors (IOPS) has highlighted the increasing <br>importance of Defined Contribution (DC) ...  View More...
World pension assets grow to US$12 trn
10/30/2014 2:05:32 PM Big News Network

, also showed <br>that most major countries recorded increases in assets, and that the size <br>of these assets has more than doubled over five years. <br> <br>';The ...  View More...
Dutch pension funds receive €4.9bn in dividends over 11 months
10/30/2014 2:05:32 PM Big News Network

Between April 2007 and March 2008, Dutch pension funds are <br>reported as having received €4.9bn in dividends on quoted shares, <br>according to De Nederlandsche Bank. <br> ...  View More...
Lithuania repays old-age and disability pension members
10/30/2014 2:05:30 PM Big News Network

The share of unpaid old-age or disability pensions in Lithuania <br>was paid back to pensioners who worked between 1995 and 2002 in July 2008, <br>according to the Republic’s ...  View More...
Norway’s Economic Survey shines light on future of pensions
10/30/2014 2:05:29 PM Big News Network

The medium-term outlook for public finances in Norway are <br>in relatively good shape, partly due to increasing pension fund revenues, <br>according to the Organisation for Economic ...  View More...
European Pensions Awards – winners announced 
10/30/2014 2:05:23 PM Big News Network

The inaugural European Pensions Awards took place last night <br>at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel - the first ever awards dedicated <br>to recognising outstanding achievement in ...  View More...
EFRP submits response to pension accounting
10/30/2014 2:05:22 PM Big News Network

The European Federation for Retirement Provision (EFRP) <br>has submitted its response on the Pro-active Accounting Activities in <br>Europe (PAAinE) discussion paper on the financial ...  View More...
Dutch pension liabilities fall
10/30/2014 2:05:21 PM Big News Network

The value of the Dutch pension funds’ technical provisions <br>stood at approximately €493bn at year-end 2007, a drop in liabilities <br>of €14bn, according to De ...  View More...
New RI report for Pensions Funds
10/30/2014 2:05:18 PM Big News Network

. <br> <br>The inaugural report shows that many mainstream fund managers are improving <br>their understanding of environmental, social and corporate governance <br>ESG ...  View More...
ISME rejects mandatory pensions
10/30/2014 2:05:17 PM Big News Network

In a submission on the Green Paper on pensions, the Irish <br>Small and Medium Enterprises Association (ISME) affirmed its outright <br>opposition to the introduction of mandatory ...  View More...
Alternative assets growth driven by pension funds
10/30/2014 2:05:17 PM Big News Network

During 2007 alternative assets managed on behalf of pension <br>funds by the world’s largest 99 investment managers grew by 40 per <br>cent to US$822bn from US$586bn the year ...  View More...
Dutch metal pension funds launch joint in SRI policy
10/30/2014 2:05:15 PM Big News Network

The two Dutch pension funds for the <br>metal industry, the €33bn Pensioenfonds Metaalelektro (PMT) and the <br>€21.5bn Pensioenfonds Metaal en Techniek (PME), have launched a ...  View More...
New Italian government suggests pension changes
10/30/2014 2:05:15 PM Big News Network

Following the appointment of the new <br>Italian government, welfare minister, Maurizio Sacconi, has announced <br>plans for the Italian pension system which may result in conflict with ...  View More...
Spanish workers in Gibraltar protest against pension conditions
10/30/2014 2:05:14 PM Big News Network

The associations representing Spanish <br>workers in Gibraltar staged a protest on 12 June campaigning for better <br>pensions and social security benefits. <br> <br>Spanish ...  View More...
Reducing tax relief on pensions could have negative impact
10/30/2014 2:05:14 PM Big News Network

Reducing or eliminating the tax incentivisation <br>of pensions and diverting the current cost into providing a higher State <br>pension is ';fundamentally unsound'; in terms of ...  View More...
IAPF urges barriers be broken to solve the pensions crisis
10/30/2014 2:05:13 PM Big News Network

<br> <br> Removing barriers rather than imposing compulsion <br>is the best way to address the pensions crisis, according to the Irish <br>Association of Pension Funds (IAPF) ...  View More...
Pensions innovation rife in Eastern Europe
10/30/2014 2:05:13 PM Big News Network

10.6.08 <br>Creative thinking when it comes to pensions and benefit provision is rife <br>in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) among employers keen to attract and <br>retain an ...  View More...
Finland in need of pension reform says OECD
10/30/2014 2:05:12 PM Big News Network

It will be vital that the Finnish economy <br>keeps a large government surplus in the coming years and to ensure that <br>labour force participation, especially among older workers, ...  View More...
Pension schemes focus on volatility not returns
10/30/2014 2:05:12 PM Big News Network

Risk avoidance and managing volatility <br>are the top priorities for company sponsors in the wake of the credit <br>crunch and the turbulent capital markets, according to SEI’s ...  View More...
Swedish pension fund pulls out of cluster bombs
10/30/2014 2:05:11 PM Big News Network

Swedish pension fund AP7 will sell all <br>its holdings in companies making cluster bombs and nuclear weapons. <br> <br>The move by AP7, one of seven state-owned pension funds in ...  View More...
People with larger pensions live longer
10/30/2014 2:05:11 PM Big News Network

People with larger pensions live longer, <br>according to an investigation into the pensioner mortality experience <br>of members of self administered pension schemes between 2003 and ...  View More...
EFRP says IORPs will not allow undermining of workplace pensions
10/30/2014 2:05:10 PM Big News Network

The European Federation for Retirement <br>Provision (EFRP) has called upon European policymakers to reflect on the <br>implications of imposing inadequate short term security ...  View More...
European Pensions ‘Personality of the Year’ Award – have your say
10/30/2014 2:05:10 PM Big News Network

Nominations are now open for the European Pensions ‘Personality <br>of the Year’ award which, nominated by our readers, aims to recognise <br>those individuals that have truly ...  View More...
FI says pensions companies have a buffer for further turbulence
10/30/2014 2:05:09 PM Big News Network

Pension and non-life insurance companies can withstand further <br>fluctuations on the financial market, and thereby have a good capacity <br>to fulfil their commitments to customers, ...  View More...
IAPF research highlights responsibility on employees to save more for retirement
10/30/2014 2:05:07 PM Big News Network

As defined contribution (DC) schemes <br>grow in importance, employees are not contributing enough to secure an <br>adequate income in retirement, according to new research from the Irish ...  View More...
OECD and IOPS launch pensions guidelines
10/30/2014 2:05:07 PM Big News Network

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation <br>and Development (OECD) and the International Organisation of Pension Supervisors <br>(IOPS) have agreed new guidelines to boost financial ...  View More...
NEWS FOCUS Consultants make Italian pension reform predictions
10/30/2014 2:05:05 PM Big News Network

Italian consultants have given their predictions on <br>what Berlusconi’s election as Italian Prime Minister for a third <br>term could mean for the future of the country’s ...  View More...
CEIOPS review of cross-border pensions
10/30/2014 2:05:04 PM Big News Network

A supervisory organisation is calling <br>on the European Commission to clarify what constitutes cross-border pensions <br>activity as a result of findings in a new report. ...  View More...
Effective governance structures key to European pension funds
10/30/2014 2:05:04 PM Big News Network

European pension funds are paying more attention to implementing <br>effective governance structures, according to a survey by Mercer’s <br>investment consulting business. ...  View More...
Irish pension funds feel the pinch as returns tumble
10/30/2014 2:05:03 PM Big News Network

Irish pension funds fell by 1.3% in 2007, the Irish <br>Association of Pension Funds’ (IAPF) annual asset allocation survey <br>has revealed, bringing assets down to €86.6bn at ...  View More...
Pension funds lose out on whats rightfully theirs
10/30/2014 2:05:03 PM Big News Network

European institutional investors have lost out on nearly <br>$3.6bn between 2000 and 2007 by failing to participate in US securities <br>class actions. <br> <br>A report from ...  View More...
Pension providers warned of discrimination dangers
10/30/2014 2:05:03 PM Big News Network

Pension providers should be more aware of potentially discriminatory <br>clauses when drafting pension plans on behalf of their clients, a leading <br>lawyer has warned, following a ...  View More...
Pensions barometer uncovers Europe’s best and worst
10/30/2014 2:05:01 PM Big News Network

Denmark has come top for the second year running in a report <br>ranking European countries according to their success at addressing pension <br>scheme risk. <br> <br>The ...  View More...
Pension fund mandate round-up 
10/30/2014 2:05:00 PM Big News Network

to run two quantitative index <br>portfolios which total approximately €2 bn in assets. The first is <br>a European mandate that will be invested in an adjusted FTSE All World ...  View More...
Amurta decision could mean billions for pensions funds
10/30/2014 2:05:00 PM Big News Network

European pension funds could be set for significant tax <br>windfalls following today's decision by the European Court of Justice <br>(ECJ) looking at the legality of withholding ...  View More...
CEE states show pensions promise
10/30/2014 2:04:57 PM Big News Network

A new report on Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries <br>has revealed that there are deep structural reforms fuelling a 19% per <br>annum increase in private pension assets. ...  View More...
Flexibility is way forward for pan-European pensions
10/30/2014 2:04:55 PM Big News Network

The European Financial Services Round Table (EFR) has issued <br>a paper in which it advocates a framework for Pan-European voluntary pension <br>savings providing more flexibility and ...  View More...
Pension reform leads to pension cuts across Europe
10/30/2014 2:04:55 PM Big News Network

<br>Pension reforms in Europe and across the globe have resulted in a <br>significant reduction in pension promises, a new study by the Organisation <br>for Economic Co-operation ...  View More...
Italian firms make pensions a priority
10/30/2014 2:04:53 PM Big News Network

<br>Eight out of ten Italian companies have said that company pension <br>provision is central to their employee benefit and total reward policy, <br>following recent legislation ...  View More...
UK pensions deficits hit low
10/30/2014 2:04:50 PM Big News Network

Pension deficits have hit a five year low and 25% of FTSE <br>100 companies are now in surplus following a three-month rollercoaster <br>ride at the beginning of 2007 new analysis by UK ...  View More...
Great-West Financial rebrands retirement business after acquisitions
10/30/2014 1:19:00 PM Big News Network

Greenwood Village-based Great-West Financial has rebranded its retirement business, officially naming it "Empower," after acquisitions that have made the company the second-largest retirement ...  View More...
Retirement Saving Strategies for Every Age
10/30/2014 8:51:13 AM Big News Network

long-term saving and investing . Here's how to scale your <br>expectations and habits from your first job to your golden years. <br>First job and first retirement <br>account. ...  View More...
Third suspect charged in slaying of elderly Seagrove man
10/30/2014 8:50:52 AM Big News Network

Seagrove, N.C. - Moore County sheriff's deputies said Thursday they have made a third arrest in the slaying of an elderly man whose body was found after an August house fire in Seagrove.Dannie ...  View More...
Singing River Health System retirement plan in jeopardy
10/30/2014 8:50:44 AM Big News Network

Pension plans at U.S. companies are quickly becoming a thing of the past. For the plans that still exist, many are in financial trouble. You can now add Singing River Health System to the list. ...  View More...
PCSO Needs Publics Help in Locating Elderly Missing Man
10/30/2014 8:48:12 AM Big News Network

Norman Henry Cole, 73, was last seen between 11:30 p.m. Wednesday and 2:30 a.m. today at his home located on Stanley Avenue in Frostproof. Cole, who suffers from Alzheimer's disease, was ...  View More...
Call to recognise older volunteers in the capital
10/30/2014 8:43:19 AM Big News Network

<br>Members of the public have until Friday to nominate individuals for Belfast’s Age-Friendly Older Volunteer Awards. <br>The awards with five separate categories celebrate what ...  View More...
Korean Regulators Insurers Must Boost Capital to Prepare for Aging Population
10/30/2014 8:40:23 AM Big News Network

South Korea's insurers have been told by regulators to boost capital to prepare for an aging population, with the United Nations predicting a world-beating average life expectancy of 95.5 years ...  View More...
The White House Plans An Aging Conference
10/30/2014 8:38:56 AM Big News Network

<br>Plans for the 2015 White House Conference on Aging -- the first in 10 years -- are beginning to take shape. <br>No date has been set, but organizers are setting the agenda, reaching ...  View More...
Want To Be A Millionaire In Retirement Start Saving 10 Of Your Salary In Your 20s.
10/30/2014 8:38:49 AM Big News Network

<br>You do not need to be rich or luck into an inheritance to become a millionaire in your retirement years. The only things you need are a miniscule portion of your paycheck, a level head and ...  View More...
Lips Together Teeth Apart has not aged well
10/30/2014 8:35:00 AM Big News Network

<br>Even as 75-year-old Terrence McNally continues to churn out new plays and musicals twice as fast as writers half his age, his earlier works are also getting revived. <br>First came ...  View More...
Police morale extremely low due to pay cuts pension changes – survey
10/30/2014 8:32:08 AM Big News Network

UK A police survey has shown that 94 percent of officers feel morale is "low" or "very low." According to the online assessment, 91 percent of participants say their outlook has ...  View More...
China Set to Become Aging Nation in Future
10/30/2014 8:27:43 AM Big News Network

MOSCOW, October 30 (RIA Novosti) - China may face a significant demographic challenge in the future as the softening of China’s "one child policy" has not lead to any substantial ...  View More...
More than 100000 seniors have started using their Pioneer Generation cards
10/30/2014 8:21:24 AM Big News Network

<br>About 85,000 seniors used their Pioneer Generation cards at participating general practitioners (GPs), while another 24,000 used their cards to visit dental ...  View More...
AMP buys into Chinese pension company
10/30/2014 8:20:33 AM Big News Network

<br>Wealth manager AMP has paid $240 million for a major stake in China's largest pension company. <br>China Life Pension Company provides annuities to state-owned and private ...  View More...

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